Young journalists from all over the world gathered together for thisisFINLAND Foreign Correspondents’ Programme in August.
An American recounts memories of Midsummer in Finland: metal bands, seaside bonfires, barbecues and mosquito bites.
Did you know that the Finns are among the biggest coffee drinkers in the world? We ask a few of them why that is.
Read part two of our popular article asking people what tried-and-true tips and textbooks they’re using to master Finnish.
Sibelius’s 150th birthday: Find out how the composer’s own piano sounds, and what he and heavy metal have in common.
We ask a Swedish-speaking Finnish journalist for an inside view of what Finland’s “other” official language means to the country.
A city called Theft, a bay on Water Lake, a town called Crash: translating Finnish place-names yields entertaining results.
Our Californian reporter has a helpful, humorous list of advice and wisdom to encourage you to try cross-country skiing.
See our list of Finland’s top Christmas movies, all of which include Finnish Lapland’s most famous resident, Santa.
The sale of Nokia’s mobile phone business is one step in the evolution of both the company and Finland.
Sauna is a huge deal for the Finns, and a favourite topic. An American in Finland recounts sauna highlights and stories.
Dreams, utopias, homesickness: Photographer Vesa Oja’s Finglish reveals modern Finnish North America (slideshow, video).
At Multicultural Hockey Night, you find out how to follow ice hockey like a Finn during the annual world championship.
We revisit the Finnish adventures of British author Mrs Alec Tweedie, whose book from the 1890s is now available online.
Chef Sami Tallberg uses Finnish wild food in his cuisine. It forms a growing trend – and a growing export for Finland.
See how Yellow City, a book project in Helsinki’s year as 2012 World Design Capital, portrays urbanity (slideshow).
Director Aku Louhimies offers a grimy view of Finland, yet says his film Naked Harbour is more about hope than despair.
We get together with world-famous singer Tarja Turunen and ask her about rock, opera and the direction of her career.
We visit the US to see how Finnish customs and Christmas traditions are enduring in small-town Minnesota.
An American learns what Christmas Peace means while discovering many ways of celebrating the holidays in Finland.
In the weeks before Christmas, Finland seems overrun by party fever. It’s the pikkujoulu (pre-Christmas party) season.
Once upon a time, New York had two Finnish neighbourhoods – Finntowns. We talk to a couple who used to live in one.
How does a cappella group Rajaton follow up the biggest-selling holiday album in decades? Very carefully.
The book How to Marry a Finnish Girl shows why kids can speak Finnish but you can’t, how to avoid summer cabins, and more.
Slideshow: Photographer Aki-Pekka Sinikoski displays Finnish teenagers struggling on the threshold of independence.
For a breath of fresh air and a taste of traditional Finland, try a wooden rowboat 12 metres long.
Blue-and-white blast: The world-champion Finnish ice hockey team returns to a festival atmosphere in Helsinki (slideshow).
A 16-year drought ends as Finland dispenses with first Russia, then Sweden to win the 2011 Ice Hockey World Championship (includes video and slideshow).
Film director Gabriela Aparici explores the groove that unites Argentina and Finland: tango.
Finnish literature is going further than ever. Join our tour of prose, poetry and publishing (and Finland-Swedish books).
A brief tour of the cherished customs and events that Finns associate with Christmas.
The Kanteletar’s ancient ballads form a companion work to the Kalevala, Finland’s national epic.
The Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, has inspired generations of artists and helped shape the nation's identity.
Just say yes: If you want to get to know Finnish culture, don't be intimidated by the sauna. With our beginner's guide, there's nothing to it.
East and west meet in Finland, where chefs combine international inspiration and high-quality domestic ingredients to create unforgettable dining experiences.
Get to know the Finns with our abbreviated but thorough guide – a starter kit for keeping up with the Finnish culture.
Finlandia forms Jean Sibelius's most famous composition. Read about it and listen to it here.
We Finns are sometimes accused of being too modest about our achievements, but this article makes a dent in that reputation.
What you see is what you get in the refreshingly straightforward Finnish business world.